So are environmentalists admitting that their other green energy offerings aren't working?

The beginning of this article sure seems to concede a lot. It is too bad that this wasn't understood before we put all the Stimulus dollars into all this. From ABC News:

Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise.

They hope the water comes back to the surface fast enough and hot enough to create cheap, clean electricity that isn't dependent on sunny skies or stiff breezes — without shaking the earth and rattling the nerves of nearby residents.

Renewable energy has been held back by cheap natural gas, weak demand for power and waning political concern over global warming. Efforts to use the earth's heat to generate power, known as geothermal energy, have been further hampered by technical problems and worries that tapping it can cause earthquakes. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike oil/coal/gas, directly removing heat energy from the planet is quite literally accelerating the loss of our planet's 'life'

Why are environmentalists not frantic about the the impending 'cold earth' crisis?

Geothermal must be stopped before our planet dies.

(of course, the additional cooling effect is so small that this isn't an issue....but you don't expect environmentalists to let that stand in the way of a good crisis, do you?)

1/16/2012 6:19 PM  

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